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29 days ago
By motogp.com

Aprilia, KTM continue testing in Barcelona

Italian and Austrian factories have stayed at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Smith, Pedrosa and Kallio for private testing

After every team stayed for the official Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya MotoGP™ test on Monday after the race, two factories who have unlimited test days throughout the season have taken the opportunity to stay in Barcelona to continue their work.

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini are at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with test rider Bradley Smith on Wednesday and Thursday this week, with the British rider also hopping down to Valencia on Tuesday to take part in the official MotoE™ test. Smith completed 84 laps on Wednesday and is laying down the rubber again on Thursday as Aprilia continues to work towards closing down the gap to the top.

Joining Smith on track is Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test riders Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio. The duo are also in Barcelona for two days as they test new things for both Pol Espargaro and Johann Zarco ahead of the Assen-Sachsenring double-header.

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